Tuesday 1 November 2016

Welcome to November ...

 Ahh November how on earth did you get here so fast ?

This month we are going a little bit regal and enticing you with some a rather elegant scene.  I hope you like it!  You might love the white, gold and pink colours or be inspired by the use of the three squares.  You might be drawn to the chair or the columns or particularly like the floral paintings.  Whatever draws you we'd love to know what has inspired you.

Our criteria is GOLD - use it a lot, use it sparingly ... just so long as you have some on your entry.

This month we bid farewell to team member Deb McLeary.  Deb has been a wonderful part of the Pixels and Paper team and we are sad to see her go and wish her all the very best in whatever the future holds for her.

We welcome a new team member to our family, Elaine King from England (UK) who guested with us in September.  I am sure you will all love her work as much as we do.

 I was inspired by the cream and the gold so I added lots of water colour splatters and added the richness of gold in the washi. 


I used gold and also found a lovely photo of Hasan sitting on a chase lounge...perfect for the challenge!

 was inspired by the chair and the idea of relaxing (hence why i scrapped a sunset photo). I was also inspired by the flowers.

 I was inspired by the white and gold and I loved the pink in the flowers. Those are the colors I used on my page.

I was inspired by the series of 3 images so I divided my photo into 3 parts; the red envelopes with the gold on them are used in China for gifts of money on holidays and special occasions.

 I was inspired to do something a little different this month by creating a 20 x 25cm canvas board wallhanging. I kept the white that featured in the inspiration photo as well as adding touches ofother colours including the pink and tan and of course, gold. I wanted something quite textural on the canvas and have used beads and embossing powders to edge the canvas. To this I added a wooden starfish, which was also embossed and randomly beaded.

I followed the floral theme. I used the image as a sketch and kept the design very clean and simple. I used a piece of glitter cardstock as the matte for my photographs.

I was inspired by the white, gold and pink colour scheme and the idea of the chair.


Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry to the link tool on the LEFT by 11.55pm on November 30th.

You are welcome to submit traditional paper layouts, art journals, divided page protectors, smash books, a mixed media canvas. Digital entries are welcomed and encouraged.  All entries must be new for this challenge and no back-linking please.

  You may combine with a sketch challenge only - no other combining will be accepted. Please include our inspirational picture as well as provide a link back to Pixels and Paper on your blog post and don't forget to tell us how you were inspired. International submissions are welcome.

This year we will have two main prize packs - one will be selected by Creative Team vote and the other purely by random draw - so anyone could be a winner, no matter your style or your level of experience.  All these prizes will be available to anyone, no matter your country of residence.  We will also offer one entrant a chance to guest with us for the following month and they will also receive a small prize.

Please come back on the 8th when we will announce our winners for October.

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